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Holloman Looks To Make Mark on Special Teams

Rookie Devonte Holloman knows special teams play will be key to getting his foot in the door in Dallas

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    Going into his first NFL training camp, Cowboys rookie linebacker Devonte Holloman is looking to get his foot in the door, and this will most likely be accomplished via special teams work.

    But through mini-camp and OTAs, Holloman made a point to hang around the veteran linebackers on the team in hope of gleaning some knowledge and ultimately seeing some time on defense at some point, as well.

    I’m still mainly focused on special teams, but evenly focused on defense,” Holloman told the team’s official website. “I see my opportunity, and I’m just trying to learn what I can from guys like Justin Durant, Bruce Carter, Sean Lee--great guys to learn from--soaking up as much as I can, and trying to make plays out there.”

    A month away from the opening of camp, Holloman believes he’s been well prepared by offseason workouts, which, he said, were intense from the outset.

    “The guys that have been here, the guys that have played – they set the tone pretty early,” Holloman said. “From the first day of OTAs, they showed us young guys what was acceptable and what wasn’t acceptable. Now we pretty much have the speed and the pace of practice down pat.”

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